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Meaning of wide

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: with or by a broad space; "stand with legs wide apart";
             "ran wide around left end"
      2: to the fullest extent possible; "open your eyes wide"; "with
         the throttle wide open"
      3: far from the intended target; "the arrow went wide of the
         mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander" [syn:
         {wide}, {astray}]
      4: to or over a great extent or range; far; "wandered wide
         through many lands"; "he traveled widely" [syn: {wide},
      adj 1: having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the
             other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins";
             "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad
             shoulders"; "a broad river" [syn: {wide}, {broad}] [ant:
      2: broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases";
         "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against
         human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad
         applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"-
         T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers" [syn: {across-the-
         board}, {all-embracing}, {all-encompassing}, {all-inclusive},
         {blanket(a)}, {broad}, {encompassing}, {extensive},
         {panoptic}, {wide}]
      3: (used of eyes) fully open or extended; "stared with wide
         eyes" [syn: {wide-eyed}, {wide}]
      4: very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide
         plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies" [syn: {broad},
         {spacious}, {wide}]
      5: great in degree; "won by a wide margin" [ant: {narrow}]
      6: having ample fabric; "the current taste for wide trousers";
         "a full skirt" [syn: {wide}, {wide-cut}, {full}]
      7: not on target; "the kick was wide"; "the arrow was wide of
         the mark"; "a claim that was wide of the truth" [syn: {wide},
         {wide of the mark}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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